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Students from the University of Utah visit Kiel

The five-week University of Utah summer course is taking place at Kiel University until July 26th.

Deberniere Torrey Publishes Article in Korean Studies

Deberniere Torrey, Assistant Professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, explores early Korean Catholic texts as indicators of identity, cultural hybridity, and epistemic shift in Korea prior to its opening to the modern world.

Tanya Flores Recognized by U’s Career and Professional Development Center

The Career and Professional Development Center began recognizing faculty member who contribute to students’ career development and exploration throughout the year.

Alejandro Quin publishes "Authoritarianism, Cultural History and Political Resistance in Latin America: Exposing Paraguay"

This co-edited volume explores the complex interactions between culture and politics in post-independence Paraguay, situating Paraguayan cultural, intellectual, and political history within the broader field of Latin American Studies.


Featured Courses

Voices from the Empire

Voices from Empire

Empire and the Lusotropicalist Myth in the literature of Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Macao, and Goa.

Featured Students

Featured Student Gus Gochnour

Gus Gochnour

"It has been a blast interning in Germany’s capital for the last 4 months. Learning about the German culture, and language in the class room is one thing, but being able to live and breathe German every day is a special experience."

Faculty Publications

Faculty Publications

Nathan Devir

New Children of Israel:  Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization. This comparative ethnographic study presents in-depth analyses of the backgrounds, motivations, and sociohistorical contexts of emerging Jewish communities in Cameroon, Ghana, India, and other postcolonial locales. 

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Immerse Yourself!

Our faculty-led Learning Abroad programs offer the opportunity to study language and culture in a number of countries across the world.


Listen to a special episode of Humanities Radio featuring Katharina Gerstenberger, professor of German,
on the Department of World Languages & Cultures.

Click here to listen now

World Languages & Cultures Student and Alumni Interviews

Lee Wohlgemuth
German BA 1970, MA 1973

 Jonah Katz 
Asian Studies and Chinese

Ted Buckwalter
MA in French Literature, 1995 

Annie Omer 
Spanish Teaching 

Last Updated: 6/27/18